Monroe Community College (MCC), in Rochester, New York, is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Under the leadership of President Anne Kress, MCC seeks a new Provost and Vice President for Academic Services. This individual will assume leadership of an exceptional academic program that successfully serves a diverse student population. Dedicated, student-centered faculty deliver a multitude of academic programs to over 34,000 credit/noncredit students. Reporting to the President, the new Provost will work collaboratively with other cabinet members to support an innovative and high quality learning environment that promotes academic excellence and student success both inside and outside of the classroom. S/he will provide vision, leadership, and oversight for all MCC academic programs and related services. This position is charged with supporting MCC’s mission through effective structure, policies, services, and programs that promote a culture of inquiry, evidence, assessment, improvement, and celebration of accomplishment. The Provost will also be responsive to emerging issues, trends, and community needs and will advance MCC’s regional and national reputation as an innovative leader among best practices colleges.
MCC is dedicated to access, excellence, and innovation in its mission to educate and prepare diverse learners to achieve scholarly, professional, and individual success within both local and global contexts. MCC employs over 1,800 full- and part-time faculty and staff, a group whose members have received 109 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards recognizing excellence in teaching, faculty service, professional service, librarianship, classified service, and scholarship and creative activities. To learn more about this unique institution, please visit www.monroecc.edu.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a mature academic leader with a demonstrable understanding of and passion for the philosophy and mission of the community college and the values of MCC. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required; the ability to create strong, collaborative work teams, build consensus, develop and execute strategic and operational plans, and relate to a variety of internal and external constituencies are essential qualifications. The ability to sustain a culture that empowers faculty and staff to take informed risks, be creative and collaborative, and act as full partners in helping students to achieve their academic goals is necessary. An earned doctorate and a minimum of five years teaching, as well as progressive academic administrative experience are required.
Environment: With a population of more than one million, the metropolitan Rochester area is a major business, exporting, cultural, educational, and sporting center that ranks among the upper echelon of large metropolitan areas across the nation. Rochester offers a strong college and university educational community, as well as urban amenities that make living in the area desirable. Housing is affordable, many local public schools are exceptional, and there are abundant opportunities for two-career families. In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked the Rochester area as the third-best metropolitan region in the country for raising a family. The region enjoys four distinct seasons, offering exceptional recreational opportunities year-round locally and in the beautiful nearby Finger Lakes region.
Application: Applicants may submit a letter of application and CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org using Monroe Provost in the subject line. The first review of candidates will begin November 24, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Amanda O’Donnell, Senior Recruitment Specialist at 800-992-9277.
Monroe Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.